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OJ. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Mostly cloudy with probability of light showers today; showers tomorrow and somewhat warmer. Temperatures—Highest, 48, at 2 a.m. yesterday; lowest, 41, at 8 a.m. yester day. Full report on page 3. No. 1,254-No. 31,015. MELLON PREDICTS EVENTUAL WIPING OUT OF U.S. DEBTS ITreasury Chief Foresees Great Reduction in Taxes as Result of Present Policies. REFUNDS ARE DEFENDED IN FACE OF CRITICISM Reiterates Sympathy Toward Fur ther Cuts on Darned Income levies in Radio Address. Declaring the year 1928 set a "new record for prosperity” under the present policies of the Government, Secretary of the Treasury Mellon, who has been guiding the financial destinies of* the United States under three Presidents, predicted last night that continuance of these traditional policies eventually would lead to elimination of the public debt and a “very great reduction in taxes.” « In a radio address for the National Radio Forum, under auspices of The Star, through Station WMAL and the coast-to-coast network of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Secretary Mellon vigorously defended the Treasury policy on tax refunds, reiterated his sympathy toward further reductions in taxes on earned income, and declared such re ductions should be made whenever “revenues justify such action.” Mr. Mellon replied to “responsible public officials,” who, he said, had at tempted to discredit the record of the Treasury on tax refunds because occa sionally a refund of several million dol lars had been made to a single tax payer. Since 1917, the Secretary said, less than $1,000,000,000. or only 2Vi per cent of the amount collected, had been returned. Taxpayers were assured by the Secre tary that the recent regulations on publicity of tax refunds would not make public the income tax returns of the people to “competitors, idly curious, the solicitors of contributions and unscrupu lous practitioners seeking out possible future clients.” Explains Treasury Policies. Speaking in direct and simple lan guage to his listeners throughout the country, he explained the fundamental Treasury policies under which the un precedented prosperity of the United States is proceeding. He related the efforts to keep expenditures within reve nues, to reduce the public debt, to levy the lowest taxes consistent with the Government needs and to support pub lic credit so that the financial integrity, of the Government "shall be a rock amidst the fluctuations of internal and world finance.” Secretary Mellon’s address opened a series of messages to the American peo ple from members of President Hoover’s cabinet, over the National Radio Forum, arranged by The Washington Evening Star, and sponsored by the Columbia Broadcasting System. He spoke through a microphone of station WMAL in the newly established radio broadcasting studio of The Evening Star, located on the fourth floor of The Star Building. The address was the first to be broad cast from this studio, which will be used for succeeding cabinet officers’ addresses, other features of the forum, and Evening Star broadcasts. In his discussion of future possible tax reduction Mr. Mellon made no ref erence to any specific time when he thought Congress might proceed to further tax revision, except the indefi nite prediction ot, “whenever revenues Justify such actioa.” Can Expect Tax Reduction. Pointing to the fact that the public debt had been reduced to manageable proportions so .that about $300,000,000 a year was saved in interest charges, the Secretary said, "eventually, as the debt is paid off entirely, this drain on our revenues will be removed, and we can look forward then to a very great reduction in taxes.” Mr. Mellon reported that more than 2.000,000 individuals in the lowest brackets had been relieved of all Fed eral income taxes, and moderate rates had succeeded “excessive ones” all along the line. "Productive business, by being re lieved of oppressive rates,” said Secre tary Mellon, "has found it possible to expand in an orderly manner. As a result, prosperity has become more gen eral; the national income has increased; and during the year 1928, which set a new record for prosperity, the Govern ment received revenues adequate for its needs, even with lower rates and fewer taxpayers. “This is progress in the right direc tion,” he said. "There is still much that can be done and should be done when revenues show sufficient perma nent increase.” Referring to "a growing demand for lurther reductions on earned incomes,” the Secretary said he still was in favor of such reductions, and that he had recommended it to Congress as long ago as November, 1923. "The Treasury is still of this opinion,” he said, “and will be glad to see these principles still further carried into law whenever revenues justify such action.” Tells of Tax Administration. Progress in administration of the tax laws was still possible, Mr. Mellon pointed out, with a view to further simplicity. Turning to refunds, Secretary Mellon said that since 1917 the Bureau of In ternal Revenue had collected almost $39,000,000,000 and had assessed more than $4,000,000,000 of back taxes. Dur ing this time, he said, “it has refunded less than $1,000,000,000 or approximate ly 2*/2 per cent of the amount collected, notwithstanding the large amounts re funded under interpretative court de cisions or because of retroactive legisla tion or under provisions of the law which can be administered only through refunds. Even the credits and abate ments allowed, since 1922 have amount ed to less than $2,000,000,000. It is a record of efficiency thaft would be hard to equal. And yet responsible public officials, while not charging dishonesty, . have attempted to discredit this record because occasionally a refund of several million dollart has been made to a sin gle taxpayer. They neglect to state that the taxes paid by such individuals or corporations often run into the hundreds of millions, of which only a small part is ever refunded.” Under the system set up by the Government to carry on its own finan cial operations with the least possible disturbance either to business or to the individuals of the country, Mr. Mellon said much improvement had been made % v tGenttßued on Page 3, Column 2.) Entered as second class matter post office, Washington, D. C. SPURNED NEARLY $200,000 TO PROTECT RACKETEERS AND QUIT POOR, SAYS HESSE Retiring Police Head Tells of Repeated Bids for Special Favors. BARES LIFE THREATS Major Owns Neither Car Nor Home; Wears Suit 4 Years. BY JAMES E. CHINN. Through Indirect channels Washing ton's bootleggers, gamblers and other law violators offered Maj. Edwin B. Hesse, retiring superintendent of police, during his three-year administration of the Police Department, thousands of dollars in bribes, enough to establish his financial independence for life. Maj. Hesse made this startling revela tion yesterday afternoon a few hours before he closed his desk for the last time and turned over the keys to his office to Inspector Henry G. Pratt,* his successor. But Maj. Hesse goes out of office in virtually the same financial condition that he took over the superintendency three years ago—a poor man. His only reward is his own consolation that he did a good job. "I came into office with clean hands,” he said, "and I go out the same way.” All of the bribe offers, Maj. Hesse ex plained, came to him indirectly. “Had they been made to me directly,” he de clared emphatically, "the person who made them would have been promptly knocked to the floor.” Maj. Hesse said he was unable to estimate his potential wealth had he wanted to be dishonest. At first he said the total amount might exceed $200,000, but after some deliberation he expressed the belief that it would not reach that figure. “At any rate,” he added, "I could have been a wealthy man if I had wanted to stoop so low as to become a grafter. I have been honest, of that fact I am aware, and a recent Investi gation by the Bureau of Efficiency has disclosed that there has not been a taint of graft in the department dur ing my administration.” Letters Threatened His Life. The flat rejection of the bribe offers is believed to have been responsible for many of the anonymous letters Maj. Hesse received during his tenure as superintendent threatening his life. Some of. them, however, he believes came from "cranks.” Thirty-five years of devoted service to the District government have failed to endqw Maj. Hesse with any of the world’s wealth. His bank account is insufficient to provide him with a com fortable living for many years, and his retirement pay of $2,600 a year will be his only source of income unjess he seeks new employment after his health is fully restored. He does not own his home, but lives in a modest flat in Southeast Washing ton, which he rents by the month. Neither does he own an automobile, nor has he the comforts of life enjoyed by many of his boyhood friends who cast their lot in other lines of endeavor. Maj. Hesse has never been known to have any extravagent habits; his wife is said to be even more conserva tive. Both are known to be frugal, more by necessity than desire. Wears 4-Year-Old Salt. While discussing his financial condi tion Maj. Hesse pointed to the suit of clothes he was wearing. “This,” he said, "is only 4 years old.” Maj. Hesse has been in a position de manding extreme trust and honesty nearly all of his 35 years of service in the District government, He first en tered the Police Department as a clerk back in the late 90s at a salary of S9OO a year. Salary increases from that time on were few and far between, and not until he became superintendent of po lice was his compensation adequate to provide a comfortable living for him and his wife. As superintendent he has received $5,200 a year. Office Is Low Salaried. - Incidentally, the superintendent of police and the chief of the Fire De partment, both regarded as positions of utmost responsibility, are the lowest salaried departmental positions in the District government. The salary of the fire chief is the same as that of the police superintendent, $5,200 a year. Nearly all of the department heads in the District government are paid $6,000 or more a year, with several re ceiving SB,OOO. The comparatively low salary of the heads of the Police and Fire Departments is due to the fact that these are the only two depart ments not under reclassification. Maj. Hesse has on several occasions complained of the salaries paid the ex ecutives as well as the entire personnel of the Police Department, but the last Congress failed to enact a bill that would have raised the pay of the per sonnel of both the Police and Fire De partments because it would add $700,- 000 a year to the District budget. Pupils Turn to Strings and Brasses As Tuneless, Rattling Piano Passes By the A»«oci»ted Press. CHICAGO, March 30.—The tuneless rattling piano of the “Little Red School House” days Is passe and Chicago school children hereafter will learn lhusic from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Frederick A. Stock, director of the orchestra, and William J. Bogan, super intendent of schools, announced today that an arrangement had been made whereby special concerts will be offered to teach the students how to dis tinguish and Appreciate good music. fflht Jktufcm itat WITH DAILY EVENING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 31, 1929-102 PAGES. * ■ •••■■■■ ; - i - n *■' " i-" , i• ~ 1,1,1,11,11 ■■■ i ■ i ■ ■ ■ ‘ / • MAJ. EDWIN B. HESSE. —Star Staff Photo. REBELS DEFEATED SOUTH OF JIMENEZ Left Numerous Dead and Wounded at Corralites, Almazan Reports. Br the Associated Press. The federal steam roller yesterday rolled back the Mexican rebel forces in the State of Chihuahua another step with a reported clash at Corralites, a short distance south of Jimenez. Gen. Juan A. Almazan Informed Mexico City that his advanced cavalry had forced the retreating insurgent# to leave "numerous dead and wounded In the field.” From these reports It ap peared that the southward advance of rebel Gen. Escobar Friday had been suddenly reversed at Rellano at sunrise yesterday, but the cause was not ap parent, for the federals occupied that town without resistance. Five regiments of' insurgents, prob ably about 1,500 men, had opposed the Federal cavalry while the main force continued to withdraw northward on 10 troop trains. The situation at Naco, near the Ari zona border, still simmered without reaching the boiling point of attack. The superior insurgents force rested on its arms within sight of the town while the federal defenders clung to their en trenchments. Airplanes were prepared to support the defense of the town. Rude Tanks Devised. Attacking rebels under Gen. Topete were variously estimated to number be tween 3,000 and 5,000. They had de vised rude tanks, mounted with ma chine guns, out of tractors covered with sheet metal. Nearest federal troop concentration was along the Baja Callfomia-Sonora line, where a large force was reported preparing to advance against the Sonora rebels. Scattered bodies of federals were more than 100 miles west of Naco. Bebels at Juarez declared a federal aviator had been shot down and killed at Jimenez by two rebel aviators. They said the federal flyer had been making regular observation flights over their headquarters at Jimenez, where they admitted that federal raids yesterday had killed some soldiery and civillansr American Flyer Crashes. An American aviator, fiytoc for the rebels, crashed pear Nogafcs. Sonora, damaging his plane and injuring him self and his passengers. In Sinaloa 3,000 Insurgents were abandoning the state capital, Cullacan, as Gen. Cardenas brought up his full federal force of 5,000 to Mazatlan. Fed erals were busily repairing destroyed tracks northward for an advance into Southern Sonora. REBEL CAVALRY ROUTED. Many Reported Killed in Battle at Corralitos. MEXICO CITY, March 30 (/P).—Na tional headquarters tonight announced that "many rebels were killed and wounded” In a cavalry engagement near Corralitos, south of Jimenez. The rebel horsemen were said to have been driven back toward Jheir main army. Secretary of War Calles had tele graphed the president that the exact number of rebel casualties was as yet unknown because the battlefield had not been cleared. The rebels were led by Gen. Francisco Urbalejo and Gen. Amacleto Lopez commanded the fed erals. . The government also declared that rebel* Gen. Gonzalo Escobar had re treated with his entire army during the day. Gen. Calles had simply relayed here the report seht him by Gen. Juan A. Almazan, who is in direct command of the federal army in the north. This report read; "I have the honor to inform you that Gen. Escobar moved all of his troops last night to Rellano, but at sunrise to day, with the hesitation that always accompanies the action of criminals, he retreated with his infantry aboard 10 (Continued on Page' 4, Column 2.) Fire Destroys Two Planes. ' CURTISS FIELD, N. Y., March 30 OP).—Fire tonight destroyed two air planes, three airplane motors and val uable machinery in a hangar of the Siemens Halske Motor Corporation. At tendants estimated the damage at $50,000. “The plan contemplates a four-year ; course and the subjects and composi tions for the next school year have al ready been agreed upon,” the. announce ment said. "The first-year program i embraces six features: Rhythm, strings, woodwinds, brasses and percussions, i melodic development, structure and ’ general. “As each branch of this course is s studied in the schoiols it will be fol -1 lowed by concerts by the Chicago Sym phony Orchestra with appropriate pro grams. FEDERAL ATTORNEY TO PROBE MORGAN LIQUOR CHARGES Grand Jury May Be Given Testimony Accusing Ohioan of Having Whisky. MICHAELSON SOUGHT BY DEPUTY MARSHAL Officer, Armed With Warrant, Is Told to “Comp at Home Until He Shows Up.” Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK. March 30.—Charles H. Tuttle, United States attorney, will start an Inquiry tomorrow Into the re port that William H. Morgan, dry Rep resentative from Ohio, brought In four bottles of whisky when he arrived from the Canal Zone Monday. If the statements made by customs inspectors who say they saw the whisky and that Mr. Morgan admitted that It was whisky, prove to be as reported, It is probable that the matter will go be fore the grand jury. "In view of the conflicting statements attributed to the customs officers and to Representative Morgan,” said Mr. Tut tle, “my office will institute on Monday an immediate and thorough investigation of the case.” . Mr. Morgan, who is in Washington, reiterated his denial that he had brought whisky into the country and said again that he never drank liquor. He said that he had had some dif ficulty with a customs inspector and said he had found It necessary to tele phone for the privilege of free entry, granted only to Government officials on official business. Probe to Follow Usual Lines. Mr. Tuttle’s inquiry will proceed along the usual lines with examination by a member of his staff of L. H. Craw ford and James McCabe, the customs inspectors who said they saw the bot tles of the deputy surveyer, who is said to have stamped Mr. Morgan’s papers for free entry. Inspectors Crawford and McCabe de clined yesterday to discuss the matter again informally. An inquiry was about to be started they said, and their state ments must be reserved for Robert B. Watts, assistant United States attorney In charge of prohibition enforcement. Two grand juries will assemble Tues day and if the statements of the cus toms inspectors indicate to Mr. Watts that such action is warranted, they and other witnesses will be called to testify before one of those bodies. Mr. Morgan may be asked to give an explanation to Mr. Tuttle before the grand jury acts. Congressmen May Be Called. Two Senators and 20 other Represent atives were on the steamship Christo bal with Mr. Morgan, and most of them are believed to have been on the pier when Inspector Crawford started to ex amine his baggage. It is possible that several of them may be asked for in formation concerning the incident. Some of them already have expressed their disbelief In the accusation against Mr. Morgan. Frederic C. Bellinger, former assistant United States attorney and a member of lawyers’ committee for the defense of persons charged with violation of the Jones act, said that in the event of Mr. Morgan’s indictment the committee would make no proffer of assistance. Henry H. Curran, president of the As sociation Against the Prohibition Amendment, expressed his gratification that Mr. Tuttle intended to inquire into the incident Immediately. MICHAELSON IS MISSING. 24-Hour Limit for Appearance to Post Bond on Charge Expires. CHICAGO, March 30 UP).—The ar rest of Representative M. A. Mlchaelson was the objective today of a deputy sent out by the United States marshal’s office armed with a warrant charging him with violation of the dry law. “If he isn’t at home, camp there un til he shows up,” was the instruction given the deputy. It appeared as though the officer might be sitting on the doorstep some time, because It was i reported Representative Mlchaelson bad gone to Florida. Mr. Mlchaelson was indicted last October in Jacksonville. The indict ment charges his baggage leaked and that bottles in it were broken. Mr. and Mrs. Mlchaelson were seen leaving their home on the West Side of Chicago early yesterday and their where abouts since has not been determined. The warrant for his arrest was issued yesterday and it was understood he would appear at the Federal Building within 24 hours to make the required ssooo bond, pending removal proceed ings to Florida. It looked today as though Mr. Michael son had gone’to Jacksonville to settle the question as quickly as possible. When the warrant was issued, District Attorney George E. Q. Johnson an (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) PLAN MUSCLE SHOALS $200,000,000 BID Corporation and Washington Engi neer Will Submit Flans to Coming Congress. By the Associated Press. FLORENCE, Ala., March 30.—A new bid for Muscle Shoals, designed to meet with favor of the Government and pro viding for the proper development and utilization of the Government proper ties in the manufacture of fertilizer, will be submitted to Congress during the coming special session, J. H. Reid of Washington, engineer for the Farmers’ Federated Fertilizer Corporation, an nounced tonight. In making ■ the announcement Mr. Reid said the corporation making the bid would have a capital of $200,000,000 and would manufacture the fertilizer to be sold to the farmers at edit. Mr. Retd arrived with a party of 12 Friday and spent today in inspection of the Shoals properties. The return to Washington will start tomorrow. In cluded m the party were Judge J. W. Newman of Washington, G. J. Atwell, New York capitalist; Harry Alexander, an engineer of New York: J. Hampton Moore, former Representative of Phila delphia; Newton W. Gilbert, New York; J. M. Stover, New Jersey, and G. J. Myers, all former members of Congress. recomputed DIPLOMATIC LIQUOR SHIPMENTS ARRIVE Publicify, and Possibly Hi jacking, Prevent Delivery of All 800 Cases Here. Os some 800 cases of fine liquor un loaded on Baltimore docks yesterday, while in transit to a dozen embassies and legations, only those consigned to less than a half dozen had run the gantlet of publicity and red tape to destinations here last night. The British truckload of 19 cases, which came through in the face of a publicity fanfare, after other diplomats had decided to wait a day when the Baltimore-Washington highway would leas likely be beset by hi-jackers, was attended by a mysterious pair In an au tomobile from the docks almost to the door of the embassy here. The men, pulling their car abreast of the truck on several occasions, claimed to be prohibition agents and displayed badges, but declined to produce papers to this effect, and it is not known if they were following as guards or as hi jackers biding an opportunity to seize the consignment. Police Halt Track Six Times. This shipment, in addition, was halt ed at six separate points by police and the attache aboard the vehicle was asked each time to exhibit his creden tials. It is believed, however, that the ac ticity on the part of police was intended more as a guard against robbery than any hindrance to the movement. One officer, John Scherrlng, of No. 12 pre cinct, examined the papers when the truck stopped to repair a tire. Similar experiences were reported in the wake of the German consignment, which arrived here at 5:30 o’clock yes terday evening with 52 cases aboard. Police patrols along the route, ap parently mindful of the ruling by the Treasury Department that a "hands off” policy regarding diplomatic liquors be observed, made after the case here two weeks ago, when police seized a consignment to the Siamese legation, allowed the trucks to proceed after viewing the credentials of the attaches. The remainder of the liquor unloaded yesterday from the British steamship Maryland at pier No. 7, Locust Point, was securely padlocked in Baltimore warehouses, presumably to await a secret movement later. The decision to delay transport by truck came after the diplomats had (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) TODAY’S STAR PAST ONE—BB PAGES. General News —Local, National and Foreign. ' Schools and Colleges—Page 12. W. C. T. U. Activities—Page 21. At Community Centers—Page 24. Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 24. Financial News—Pages 25, 26 and 27. PART TWO—B PAGES. Editorial Section—Editorials and Edi torial Features. Notes of Art and Artists—Page 4. Review of Spring Books—Page 4. PART THREE—I 2 PAGES. Society. y. W. C. A, Activities—Page 8. News of the Clubs—Pages 9 and 10. D. A. R. Activities —Page 10. Clubwomen of the Nation —Page 12 % Around the City—Page 12. PART FOUR—IB PAGES. Amusement Section—Theater, Screen and Music. _ News of the Motor World—Pages 5, 6 and 7. Aviation Activities—Pages 8 and 9. Fraternal News—Page 11. Veterans of Great War—Page 12. Cross-word Puzzle—Page 12. District of Columbia Naval Reserve- Page 14. Spanish War Veterans—Page 14. Marine Corps Notes—Page 14. Army and Navy News—Page 15. Organized Reserves—Page 15. Serial Story, "The Ragged Princess ’— Page 15. > Radio News—Pages 16 and 17. District National Guard—Page 18. • PART FIVE—4 PAGES. Pink Sports Section. - PART SIX—B PAGES. Classified Advertising. PART SEVEN—B PAGES. , | Magazine Section—Fiction and Humor. GRAVURE SECTION—B PAGES. World Events In Pictures. COLOR SECTION—B PAGEB. Moon Mullins; Somebody’s Stenog; Or phan Annie; Betty and Lester; Mutt and Jeff; Reg’lar Fellers; Mr. and Mrs.; High Lights of History. Weather Threatens To Interfere With Easter Observance ■ i Waller Reed Service May, Be Indoors—Hoover to Attend Church. A weather forecast of overcast skies, showers and chilly breezes threatens to interfere with the elaborate ceremonies planned for the observance of Easter today. Indications late last night were that the great open-air service planned at Walter Reed Hospital at 7 o'clock this morning would be held indoors In the Red Cross house on the hospital grounds. Likewise, it was believed a similar demonstration scheduled at Temple Heights would be held under cover. All other services planned to commemorate resurrection day were not affected by the fickle elements. President Hbovof will attend the sim (Continued on h»* *- Column 1.) DENTMENTIFIES SMITH GIRL’S BODY Drowning Victim Positively Named as College Student Missing for Year. Br the Associated Press. SPRINGFIELD. Mass.. March 30. Identity of a body found in the Con necticut River near here yesterday as that of Frances St. John Smith of New York, Smith College freshman, who disappeared from Northampton more than a year ago, was established late today by Dr. W. J. Wood of Pelham, N. Y. After examination of special dental work Dr. Wood declared It was work he had done for Miss Smith three years ago. Solves One Disappearance. Dr. Wood was asked by police to come here after he had said in a telephone conversation that the special work de scribed by a local dentist closely re sembled that done by him. The body was in such condition that no other apparent means of identification existed. Identification of Miss Smith’s body solves, in part, one of two mysteries that have concerned Smith College students in recent years. The other has re mained complete to the present time and concerns the disappearance of Alice M. Corbett of Utica, N. Y., a Junior class member. She dropped out of sight No vember 13. 1925, and no trace has ever been found of her. Plan Burial Tomorrow. „ Less than a dozen miles from where she wandered off to meet her death by drowning in the Connecticut River, Miss Smith will be buried Monday afternoon. The funeral will be at the Ledges, Sum mer home of the Smith family at South Amherst, it was announced. PARENTS ACCEPT IDENTIFICATION Family Believes Girl Broke Down From Over Study. NEW YORK. March 30 (Ao.—After 14 months of sustained hope that Jtheir daughter, Frances St. John Smith, miss ing Smith College freshman, would re tum to them alive, the girl’s parents (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) Plunge Into Window Ends Chase Os Buffalo Through Chicago Streets By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, March 30.—A big bull buffalo, a dozen cowboys with lariats, horses and wild yells and a detective bureau squad car all arrived at the county- hospital today almost simul taneously. The buffalo was bent on entering .the hospital via the front door, the cowboys were trying to prevent its tour of county institutions and the detec tives just came along to satisfy more skeptical members of the squad who were unable to believe a real Wild West buffalo hunt was in progress in Chicago. It all started when the frisky buffalo jumped out of a cattle car at the door of the new Chicago Stadium where a circus is to open tonight. The animal loped west on Madison street, nimbly dodging street cars and automobiles', turned south to West Harrison street and made straight for the county hospital. « • • A • ' - ■ ■ ssssssaaaßEB 1 “From Pretg to Homo Within the Hour** The Star is delivered every evening and Sunday morning to Washington homes by The Star’s exclusive carrier service. Phone Main 5005 to start immediate delivery. UP) Means Associated Press, FIVE CENTS IN WASHINGTON AND SUBURBS NEW ZEST SIS LOUISIANA PROBE Long Threatens to “Split Opponents Wide Open.” Moon’s Aid Spurned. I By the Associated Press. I BATON ROUGE, La.. March SO.— I The spurning by the attorney general | of the services of Charles A. Moon. • Oklahoma Representative, as adviser in ; the impeachment proceedings against Gov. Huey P. Long, and the governor's announcement that he would come fearth next week with revelations that would "split opponents wide open” lifted to day to an even higher pitch of public interest the inquiry Monday night by the House of Representatives into the executive’s official acts. Representative MOon’s appearance in Baton Rouge created consternation in the ranks of the governor's prosecutors and brought solace to his faithful, who seised upon it to set up the cry of “persecution” by an outsider. Moon’s stay in Baton Rouge was not long. He checked in the hotel and checked right out again. No one has been found who will tell what he did while here or what became of him when he left the hotel. Denies Inviting Moon. In positive language Attorney Gen eral Percy Saint denied that he had invited the Oklahoman, who aided in the impeachment of that State’s gov ernor, to join him as adviser in the impeachment move against Gov. Long, charged with 19 official offenses, includ ing murder plotting. “Apparently Mr. Moon has just butted into something in which he has no business,” said the Attorney General. “I never heard of Mr. Moon until I read in the newspapers that he was coming here. We will ignore him, of course. If he is in Louisiana he came of his own accord.” Mr. Saint explained the erroneous impression that the Oklahoman would assist in the prosecution by a telephone conversation between the Assistant At torney General of Louisiana at Baton Rouge and the Assistant Attorney Gen eral of Oklahoma City in which im peachment procedure was discussed. The Attorney General said the conver (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) SIX MEN DROWNED WHEN BOAT CAPSIZES Three of Party of Builders Are Identified in Connecti cut City. By the Associated Press. MILFORD, Conn., March 30«-Six men lost their lives here late this afternoon when a boat which thev were using to come to New Haven after working on Charles Island was cap sized by a heavy swell. Only three of the six had been identified tonight. They were William McDonald, his son, and Oliver Baumer, a caretaker. McDonald and his son were visitors at the island to see the progress of the work. Two men were partly identified by their last names as Clerkin and Fallon. The boat, equipped with an outboard motor, turned over when a wave struck it. It is thought that one of the six became excited and jumped to the side of the boat, as the wave struck the small craft. On the way it passed a squad car filled with crime-seeking detectives. “Buffalo, men,” shouted the excited sergeant in command, and gave chase. A dosen cowboys joined the procession. At the hospital a doctor in white uni form emerged from the entrance Just as the buffalo was starting in. The animal, startled by the man in white, came to a stop with a skidding of all four feet and the doctor fell down and spoiled his uniform. The buffalo with a snort raced west toward Oak Park, running through red lights with cheerful abandon. It drew up suddenly before a picture frame store, gazed with angry eye at a paint ing of “The Stag at Bay” and then plunged through the plate glass to fin ish the stag. When the detectives and cowboys arrived the scene might well have represented a literal interpretation of the bull in the china closet—except | that It was a picture store. • • TEN CENTS ELSEWHERE THREE GOVERNORS PROTEST HOOVER’S OIL LEASE POLICY Chief Executives of Wyoming, Colorado and Utah Op pose Edict. DECREE IS LIKENED TO ACT OF MUSSOLINI Threats of Court Action to Test Validity of President's Order Are Voiced. By the Associated Prea*. DENVER. March 30—A protest signed by Govs. Frank C. Emerson of Wyoming, George H. Dem of Utah and W. H. Adams of Colorado, directed to President Hoover, scoring his oil con servation edict of March 12, will be dispatched, probably tomorrow, as the result of a tri-State governors’ confer ence held here today. Decision to send the protest, embody ing a constructive plan to eliminate its objectionable features as it applies to the public land States of the Rocky Moun tain region, came at the end of more than four hours’ discussion, during the course of which the policy was scored roundly. Called Usurpation of Power. The conference mas attended by rep resentatives of oil companies in the Rocky Mountain States and others dl j rectly and Indirectly involved in oil pro duction and its subsidiaries. Those in attendance referred to the presidential decree as “the act of a i Mussolini, who, finding himself not in j harmony with the legislative branch of I the Government, can, with the stroke i of a pen, eliminate legislation which ! may appear to him to be objectionable.” | and also called the act a "bold and ar ; bitrary usurpation of the powers of the i legislative arm of the Government of ! the United States.” . A 4 . .. i Threats of court action to test the i validity of the decree also were voiced i by several of the protestants. I The two governors declared they I would carry their observations and in formation obtained at the hearing to Gov. Adams, who is confined to his hotel by illness, and would seek his council. In the drafting of the protest to be sent President Hoover. Bestaew Results Cited. Opinions as to the adverse effect the ruling would have on business in the States comprising the Rocky Mountain area were given by the various wit nesses. Gov. Dem declaring that by its terms, "more than $5,000,000 which has been expended in Utah in oil ex ploration work without the producing of a drop of oil is wiped out. Other work contemplated for several months in my State now of necessity will be abandoned as a result of the policy, with the result that the State will lose the benefit of that money which would have been expended.” Gov. Emerson declared during the course of the discussion that his posi tion was somewhat an ironical one in that be campaigned throughout the region in behalf of the President’s candidacy on the grounds he was of and knew the West and then to have almost his first official act ' beecane a direct slap at the West and one of its basic industries. “This policy, if pursued through to its conclusion by the President, will hurt us of the West more than anv other thing which he might do or have in mind to do.” POLICY FOLLOWED RIGIDLY. 349 Prospecting Permits Are Revoked. 941 Applications Denied. By the Associated Press. The Interior Department vigorously has placed into effect President Hoover's program for the conservation of Gov ernment oil. Secretary Wilbur an nounced yesterday that 349 permits for prospecting on Government oil lands had been canceled and 941 applications for permits had been refused. In addition, 326 holders of oil and gas permits have been called on to show cause why their permits should not be canceled. Commissioner Spry of the Land Office, who with Solicitor Pinney and Director Smith of the Geological Survey, has organized the machinery for carrying out the President’s order, said that the committee had just begun to function and that within the next few days the “number of cases dis posed of will increase rapidly.” Producers’ Curb Plan Studied. The general reaction to the conserva tion policy. Secretary Wilbur said, has been favorable. As the Government, pushes its con servative program with unusual vigor, it is scanning with interest the proposal of the American Petroleum Institute for a curtailment of oil production this year to the 1928 level. Secretary Wilbur said that he had not received a report from the Depart ment of Justice on the legality of the proposed program, but that a casual study of it in the Interior Department had failed to reveal any intention to violate the anti-trust laws. Awaits Report for Action. He said, however, that he would await a detailed report from the Department of Justice before placing his own de partment on record as favoring or op posing the move. Mr. Wilbur said that the general idea of the Petroleum Institute appeared strongly to the members of the Pederal Oil Conservation Board and that while the Department of Justice was making its - study, the technical staff of the board was looking into the possibilities of giving aid and assistance to the pro gram. GIRL KILLS; SAVES SISTER Tragedy Involves 12-Year-Old and Brother-in-Law, in Baltimore. BALTIMORE, Md.. March 30 UP).— Laura Landing, 12, shot and-killed her brother-in-law, Anthony Bevelaqua, to night when he attempted to gain en-' trance to the Landing home, after threatening his estranged wife and chil dren with death. Mrs. Rose Bevelaqua, wife of the slain man and sister of his slayer, had left the home of her husband a short time ago and returned with her children |to the home of her parents. She said I that she could not live with Bevelaqua • because of his continued quarreling.